Whitehorse City Council wishes a happy and prosperous new year to all those in our community who celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Falling on the new moon day of the first lunar month, we are entering the Year of the Ox. In Chinese culture, the ox is seen as hardworking, positive and honest.
Did you know? In China, the festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival (traditional Chinese: 春節; simplified Chinese: 春节; pinyin: Chūn Jié). In Vietnam, Lunar New Year is known as Tết. In Korea, it is known as Seollal (설날).
To celebrate, we are featuring six of our residents and what Lunar New Year means to them.